Started by Emily Adams Bode in 2016, BODE is a brand that links the sentimentality and artisanship of yesteryear with modern takes on classic silhouettes. By repurposing historic materials from the past and reimagining them in a new context, BODE's pieces carry a dream-like, ethereal aura. From work jackets and pants surgically crafted from antique quilts to the excavation, celebration, and reinterpretation of Indiana's senior chord trend from the early to mid 20th century, Bode's reinterpretations are the perfect vehicle to highlight her eye for design while shining a spotlight on old textiles, arguing for both their beauty and their relevance in luxury menswear today.
The BODE Highland Lighthouse Sweater is inspired by a hand knit sweater from the 1980s. The reference sweater was knit by a Truro, Massachusetts resident to benefit the preservation of a local arts center. This sweater is made on hand looms at a woman-owned and operated factory in Peru. The intarsia landscape sweater design is by Lynne & Douglas Barr, originally inspired by the nubble lighthouse.